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|APRM: The “Made in Africa for Africans” Monitoring and Assessment mechanism||
Established in the year 2003 by the African Union (AU) Heads of State and Government with the primary purpose of fostering standards and practices that lead to political stability, high economic growth, sustainable and inclusive development, as well as accelerated regional and continental integration, The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) debunked the notion that monitoring and evaluation tools made in Africa are flawed and exposed the ineffectiveness of the M&E tools originating from outside Africa as ineffective due to their inherent design, accountability and ownership flaws.
APRM has been tested and proven that mechanisms designed and led by Africa stand a better chance of enabling decisions that empower citizens and support reforms. A practical example is how recommendations from the targeted review on youth unemployment in Namibia led to policy changes and the formation of the first Youth Investment Bank making Namibia one of the key countries promoting Youth Investment Banks in the continent with support of African Development Bank (AfDB).
By conducting Country Reviews and Targeted Reviews, producing and sharing timely reports, APRM accelerates African development through recommendations in order to foster improved governance, best practices and policies, socio-economic advancement, and continental cooperation as per Agenda 2063, the AU’s 50-year development plan to transform Africa into a fully integrated and productive continent by year 2063.
2023 will mark the 20th year since African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) came into birth and the 60th anniversary of the Organization of African Unity / African Union (OAU/AU).
Below are some of the most recent reports produced by APRM;
The APRM report on the technical support mission to Kenya on the challenges faced in engaging International Credit Rating Agencies (ICRAs), in reviews and in implementing recommendations. .
Economic Governance and Management is a major thematic pillar of the APRM and this report provides information on current developments in Economic Governance and explores ways to address challenges that hinder progress in the continent.
This report provides information on current developments across the continent in Corporate Governance, which is a major thematic pillar of the APRM and explores ways to address challenges that hinder progress in African countries.
This 4th edition of the African Union - African Peer Review Mechanism (AU-APRM) end of year bi-annual sovereign credit rating review report presents an analysis of the long-term foreign currency sovereign credit rating actions in Africa by three dominant international credit rating agencies –Moody’s, Fitch and S&P Global – during the second half of 2021 (2021H2) and makes recommendations to African countries on how to improve their ratings.
The South Africa Review report addresses the five areas of governance including State Resilience as a theme that was added in the second generation review of South Africa.
APRM Targeted Review Report on Youth Unemployment for the Republic of Namibia; https://www.aprm-au.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/Namibia-des-TARGETED-REVIEW-REPORT.pdf
|Youth Business and Innovation Challenge 2022||
The ARUA Centre of Excellence for Unemployment and Skills Development is proud to announce its 3rd year in the project entitled ‘Youth Business and Innovation Challenge 2022 (YoBIC 3.0) - “Sustainable and Workable Solutions for Youth Unemployment in Africa.”
We invite youth from East Africa to participate in this innovative challenge.
The poster attached gives all the details and the registration link is https://cutt.ly/SAYOBIC. The contact persons for East Africa are from the University of Nairobi as follows: Prof. Jackson Maalu - firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Parita Shah email@example.com.
Kindly refer to the poster for more details on the application whose deadline is 20th March 2022.
Please apply in great numbers as you are the future of this great country and continent and innovation starts with you.
|Training on Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)||
One of the strategic objectives of the university is to increase the visibility and impact of the research output.
The university has implemented a digital repository with an aim to make the institutional research discoverable and accessible globally. Besides, there are other open access initiatives that can be adapted to enhance visibility of local research and improve ranking of the university.
The university has developed an open journal system to manage institutional journals with an aim of making the research visible globally. However, the progress of implementation of the system has been slow. It is on this basis that the Library Department has organized an online training on “Publishing of Institutional Journals using Open Journal System (OJS)”. The training is scheduled on 25th February 2022 from 10.00 AM to 12.00 PM (EAT).
The aim of the training is to:
I. Support implementation of OJS to increase visibility and accessibility of local research globally thus improving university ranking and collaboration.
II. Make open access publishing a viable option for the faculty staff to increase readership as well as to contribute to the public good on a global scale
III. Encourage researchers to publish their articles in institutional scholarly journals.
The training will provide an overview of the fundamentals of using OJS. At the end of the training, participants will have knowledge to create and configure a new journal, understand the manuscript tracking system and editorial steps, create a journal issue, establish the submission process, and have an overview of how to manage OJS publishing for their local journals.
The training targets Faculty members, Editors, Peer-Reviewers, Administrators, Intellectual property staff, ICT staff, Librarians, Post-Graduate Students, Research managers and Researchers/authors.
Below is the Training Link;
|Twenty (20) scholarships for the academic year 2022/2023 for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorial programs eligible to Kenyans||
The Government of the People’s Republic of China is offering Twenty (20) scholarships for the academic year 2022/2023 for Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorial programs eligible to Kenyans.
Applicant should meet the following requirements:
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|ICMA scholarship programme 2022 - deadline for applications: 15 January 2022||
This scholarship programme is open to young people who are interested in a career in finance, between 19 to 30, from the following countries in Sub-Saharan Africa: Ethiopia Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Nigeria and South Africa.
ICMA scholarship programme 2022
Each diploma pathway includes taking the prescribed foundation and advanced level courses along with two specialist courses and/or ICMA workshops. This executive education programme is delivered in partnership with the ICMA Centre, Henley Business School, University of Reading.
Details of the eligibility criteria as well as the steps to apply are detailed on our website: ICMA Scholarship Programme (icmagroup.org) I have also attached the details below.
ICMA will be unable to consider applications that do not provide all of the four requirements listed above.
Please take time to carefully read the eligibility criteria and required documentation before submitting your application. Kindly ensure that you send all requested documents in a single email, otherwise your submission will be rejected.
|Beekeeping Course coined for you||
ESDA SUD will be undertaking a second beekeeping short course next year , January 17th - 29th 2022, You are invited to apply. see the poster attached for more details.
The course registration link is as follows;
|Short Courses on Offer - Financing Development||
The Committee on Fiscal Studies will run three short courses. see the posters for more information.
|Call for Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO) PhD Scholarship applications||
Sustainable Management and Operations (SuMO) is a new three year PhD program. It is planned to be offered at the Kuehne Logistics University (KLU) through the Department of Agricultural Economics at the University of Nairobi, by the Africa Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Operations for Resource Management and Food Supply. The program is through collaboration between University of Nairobi (UoN), University of Dar El Salaam (UDBS) and Kuehne Logistics University (KLU).
Outstanding academic performance with Second Class Upper Division and above for